Shockingly, There Is Yet Another Italian Match Fixing Scandal

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

Juventus’ title triumph last weekend may have finally closed the book on the damning Calciopoli scandal, with the Old Lady claiming its first title since being stripped of its 2005 and 2006 title wins. But now there’s a new match fixing scandal about to rock Italian soccer.

This morning, the Italian Football Federation notified 22 clubs that 61 people and 33 matches were under investigation. Although most of the matches allegedly rigged were in Serie B, with none in Serie A, three of the 22 teams – Atalanta, Siena, and Novara, now play in Italy’s top flight.

Included on the list was former Atalanta captain Cristiano Doni, whose career was effectively ended last August when he was banned three and a half years for his part in last summer’s match fixing probe, which resulted in a number of bans, fines, and point deductions. Doni was arrested by Italian police in December.

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